Plan for remote transition arrangements –2020-2021
Through this time of uncertainty we felt it was important to reassure you with our plans on how we intend to support your child’s transition to their next class (2020-2021). Over the coming weeks we will further communicate key information, including dates for the below. In the meantime, please contact your child’s current teacher or a member of the leadership team should you have any enquiries. We hope you will find this information useful.
We will be seeking views from the children on how they might be feeling at the moment, so we can identify common themes and issues. Watch out for a link to a google survey. We will publish the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ from the pupils on the website. We hope the children will feel valued
End of Year reports will be sent out via post on Thursday 2nd July 2020. Details of staffing/class information for 2020-2021 will be enclosed.
Virtual Zoom sessions will be organised for every child to meet their new class teacher. A powerpoint presentation will be available with key information for those who may not be able to access this session.
Opportunity for all pupils to complete a pre-task to the ‘Meet the New Teacher’ session, so that children have an opportunity to provide their new teacher with key information about them. We hope the children will feel excited about this and any anxiety allayed.
Photograph and video links will be shared to support families in knowing where key entrances and exits for each class are in the new year.
The SENDCo will contact the families of children who have significant special needs to further support their transition.
A virtual transition meeting will be organised for current Year 5 families, so both children and parents are aware of Year 6 expectations.
Liaison with secondary schools will continue to ensure that our current Year 6 are supported in completing their transition to secondary school. Pupils in Year 6 who have special educational needs will participate in a transition project organised by Redbridge local authority, which will help prepare them for the changes ahead.
Information on what the new academic year will look like in September will be based on DfE guidance, steering from the government and our continued risk assessment. We will continue to communicate any updates with you as we progress through the remainder of the term.